Lac La Biche Area Update

Wildfire Danger LOW for Lac La Biche Forest Area - July 2, 2019 (11:50 a.m.)

Posted on Fri, Jun 21, 2019

The wildfire danger in the Lac La Biche Forest Area is LOW. 

Lac La Biche Forest Area Wildfire Update - 11:50 a.m.

There is currently 1 active wildfire in the Lac La Biche Area.  

Kettle Creek Wildfire (LWF-123)

The Kettle Creek Wildfire (LWF-123) is currently Under Control. It is located 35 km northwest of Janvier and has burnt approximately 1,710.5 hectares. There are currently 75 firefighters, nine helicopters and six pieces of heavy equipment on the fire.

Since March 1st, there have been 126 wildfires in the Lac La Biche Forest Area.


Firefighters are hard at work on the Kettle Creek Wildfire today.  They are digging up smoldering roots and woody debris, extinguishing hotspots with water from pump and hoses or helicopter water buckets.  Once the containment lines are secure, they will make their way into the interior of the fire.  June 21, 2019. 

The fire ban and OHV restrictions have been lifted for the Lac La Biche Forest Area. 

Before you go out, make sure to check, or download the app for up to date changes. 

Albertans are always asked to use caution when recreating within the FPA:

Fire permits are reinstated.  Be sure to follow the conditions on the back of your permits. No burning with winds greater than 15 km/hr.

Although the restrictions have been lifted, firefighters continue to deal with large wildfires in other parts of the Alberta Forest Protection Area.

Provincial Summary - July 2

  • There are currently 18 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 2 are out of control, 1 is being held, 11 are under control and 4 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
  • Since March 1, 2019, Alberta has recorded 697 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta that have burned a total of 804,989.45 hectares.
  • Firefighters have been imported from British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec, Northwest Territories, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Parks Canada, Mexico, South Africa and the United States. 
  • Agriculture and Forestry has the following resources deployed on wildfires or pre-positioned across the province ready to action new wildfires: 2,279 firefighters and support staff, 118 helicopters, 17 airtankers and 217 pieces of heavy equipment. 

It's lightning season! 

With the very dry ground conditions, and the absence of substantial rain, Mother Nature has the potential to cause some wildfires. Help us get the jump on these fires early, before they have a chance to get too big.  If you see smoke or fire in the forest, please call 310-FIRE.

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If you spot a wildfire, call 310-FIRE! 

For more information on the wildfire situation across the province of Alberta

Thanks for doing your part to prevent wildfire.  For more information, contact: